Naomi Bentley

Naomi Bentley (born in 1982) is an English actress known for her roles in White Van Man, Primeval, Grownups, Dalziel and Pascoe and Casanova.[1]

Acting career

Bentley graduated from a three-year acting course at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in 2004 and has since been in demand for film, theatre and TV roles.[2]

She made her 2004 TV debut in an episode of Holby City, followed by an appearance in Blue Murder, in which she played a receptionist.[1][3] Other early appearances included a leading role in the drama Burn at the National Theatre, playing Martha in Martha Loves Michael at the Edinburgh Fringe and the role of Leah in Beautiful Thing at the Sound Theatre.[4]

Bentley's other TV and film roles since 2004 have included WPC Maria Jackson in Dalziel and Pascoe, Leonilda in Casanova, Rachel in Grownups and Shelley in the Channel 4 film The Mark of Cain. The second series of Primeval, in which Bentley played a leading role, was shown on ITV in March and April 2008.[4]

She starred in new BBC One comedy drama Mutual Friends alongside Marc Warren, Keeley Hawes, Sarah Alexander and Alexander Armstrong. She also played medical student Holly Farr in Silent Witness in 2008.

She appeared as Mina in the Jonathan Creek 2009 Christmas Special. She appeared alongside Joel Fry in both the BBC3 comedy series White Van Man and ITV2 comedy series Plebs. In January 2013 she played Rose in Miranda and also in 2013 she appeared in the ITV1 comedy drama series Great Night Out as Colleen.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Can You Take It? Dawn Short
2006 2 January Zoe
2007 The Mark of Cain Shelley
2007 Under One Roof Various TV Movie
2009 Mid Life Christmas Deirdre Gumbarton TV Movie
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Holby City Steph Holland One episode
2004 Blue Murder Receptionist "Hit and Run" (series 2: episode 1)
2005 Casanova Leonilda TV mini-series, One episode
2006 Doctors Zoe Taylor One episode
2005-2006 Dalziel and Pascoe WPC Maria 'Janet' Jackson 10 episodes
2006 Snuff Box Beautiful woman One episode
2006 Extras Linda "David Bowie" (series 2: episode 2)
2006 Goldplated Naomi Greengrass Eight episodes
2007 Rush Hour Jogger, Ian's PA
2007 Grownups Rachel Six episodes
2007-2011 Ideal Rainbow 13 episodes
2008 Primeval Caroline Steel TV series (7 episodes)
2008 Mutual Friends Anita Six episodes
2008 Silent Witness Holly Farr Two episodes
2009 Jonathan Creek Mina One episode
2009 New Tricks Alice Hill One episode
2010 Vexed Lauren Roberts One episode
2010-2011 My Family Sasha "He's Just Not That Into Ben" (series 10: episode 5)
"A Night Out" (Series 11: episode 11)
2011 Casualty Annie McLean Four episodes
2011-2012 White Van Man Liz 13 episodes
2012 Love Life Alex Two episodes
2012 Vera Laura Deverson One episodes
2012 The Poison Tree Dawn Two episodes
2013 Miranda Rose Three episodes
2013 Great Night Out Colleen Six episodes
2013 Plebs Lucretia One episode
2014 Mount Pleasant Angie


  1. 1 2 IMDB website (2007). "Professional history". Retrieved 24 February 2008.
  2. College website (2007). "Professional acting training". Retrieved 24 February 2008.
  3. Macfarlane-Chard website (2007). "Future work". Retrieved 24 February 2008.
  4. 1 2 Talented British Actors website (2007). "Acting jobs". Retrieved 24 February 2008.

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